Category Archives: friends

Games…Sigh

Favorite game to play as a child? As an adult? We were a game-playing family when I was growing up; I think in the 50s and 60s just about everyone was. When I was really young we lived in an … Continue reading

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Review: The Rosie Project

With all that has been going on in the world, (and I watch a lot of different news sources), with what is going on with the family, (it changes by hour), and with what is going on with my new … Continue reading

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Looking Back

    THIS WEEK:  At some point in your past, was there a year – or a significant period of time – that you consider your “favorite” time (or, at least, one of your favorites)? What was going on? I put … Continue reading

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“Picture” This

“Do you dream often? Do you remember your dreams?” I dream all the time. I used to remember my convoluted dreams in detail and relate them to the long-suffering Husband, who would shake his head. (He almost never remembers his dreams … Continue reading

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Stronger Than Dirt

“What are some challenges you’ve encountered that you were unsure you could handle but then surprised yourself?” Where do I start??? It seems that every time I have thought, “I don’t know how that person did that/does that, I could … Continue reading

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Easy As Pie

I wanted to talk about apologies. Do you have trouble making apologies?Had you ever had people around you who would not, or could not, apologize? I have had people in my life who found it very hard to apologize. They … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Jessica Marie Holt and Reluctantly Yours

Author events, whether in-person or online, require a lot of work, but one of the most valuable rewards is the opportunity to meet other authors with fascinating premises for their books. One of the authors participating in a Christmas event … Continue reading

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Something New

I have always had to learn something new. I’ve read all of my life, or insisted on being read-to, and learned all the time through that medium. When I was 4, we moved from an apartment building on one side … Continue reading

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‘Patiently’ Reading

When trying to come up with ideas for topics, this one popped into my mind:What would you read to an adult friend who was ill? I don’t believe any one book or story popped into my mind at the time. … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village of Writers

… to create a book. This week, I asked my fellow bloggers, “How many people read your books before you submit them? What kind of feedback do you ask for?” Normally, I ask at least two other people to “beta … Continue reading

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